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We pursue systemic change for social justice, economic and race equity, and fundamental human rights.

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Worried about your home or job during the coronavirus pandemic?

COVID-19 has shaken the lives of Marylanders in many ways. Check out answers to frequently asked questions about workers' and tenants' rights.

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Stories of Justice

Read how you’re building a just society in the FY21 Annual Report

You inspired and powered our work to address the immense challenges surfaced by the COVID-19 pandemic while, at the same time, advocating for laws, policies, and practices to advance...

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PJC settles $1 million case alleging unpaid wages & employment discrimination on behalf of 250 workers

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Report on the 2022 session of the Maryland General Assembly

Advocacy in Annapolis is always a cross between a sprint and a marathon, and this year's session of the Maryland General Assembly was no exception. Together with coalition partners, legislators,…

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New report from ACLU and NCCRC: No eviction without representation

The report provides an overview of the devastating, long-lasting consequences of eviction and considers evidence on providing legal representation as a way to reduce evictions and help mitigate these harms.…

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Amicus brief condemns racist commentary in Court of Special Appeals opinion

Judges have a responsibility to uphold equal justice under the law and ensure that their biases do not get in the way of making a fair decision. Yet racist commentary…

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New Orleans and Detroit join ranks of cities with tenant right to counsel

This month, the New Orleans and Detroit City Councils passed legislation to ensure a right to an attorney in eviction cases, making them the 17th and 18th jurisdictions to provide…

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